Three Oak Harbor High School seniors signed letters of intent Tuesday, March 10, to play college athletics.
Nick Krantz committed to play golf at Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colo.), Peyton Rhyne signed to play soccer at The Evergreen State College (Olympia) and Aidan McCarthy will play baseball for Grays Harbor College (Aberdeen).
Krantz, a three-time qualifier for the state 3A golf tournament, where he placed 22nd last spring, chose Fort Lewis because it met three important requirements: golf, educational fit and location.
The school offered him a chance to play golf and provides the major he desires. It is also in Colorado.
“I like the mountains and recreational opportunities,” the Denver native said.
Rhyne, a second-team, all-Wesco midfielder last fall, chose Evergreen over an offer from a Montana school because it is more “local.”
“It is nearby and a smaller school,” she said. “It also offers my major.”
Rhyne is considering a major in education and becoming a high school teacher, possibly in match.
“Evergreen was a really good fit for me,” she said.
McCarthy, a three-year starter at catcher for Oak Harbor and a second-team, all-league selection last year, picked Grays Harbor because it is “a good opportunity and has good classes.”
“It has the classes I was looking for in diesel technology, and it has a great baseball club,” he said. “Grays Harbor fit the bill for me.”